Behold the only Dinseysea park on earth, Tokyo Disneysea!



Hi again! This post will tells about Tokyo Disneysea, now when Disneyland rides and attractions are mainly for kids, then Disneysea would be devoted for kids of all ages. Located just next to the Disneyland territory, you will need to get to the Maihama train station, and continue with Disney monorail to Disneysea gate.



Upon arrival!



Entrance to the park, prepare to be away from Tokyo, taken to a world full of myth, romance, and discovery!


Disneysea parted to 7 theme ports;

 1. Mediterranean Harbor


This is the entrance, hemmed with Venice themed old buildings. The mountain there, is mt. Prometheus, located in the center of the park, just like Cinderella castle centered the Disneyland. They are also have the same height. Didn't spent much time here, just looking around while heading to the Mysterious Island.




 2. Mysterious Island


Once you go up to the Prometheus mountain, you'll be at the Mysterious Island. Inside there's a steampunk themed cave, which remind me of Atlantis movie.


We went straight to our first ride, Journey to the Center of the Earth! (ride spoiler) This ride will go through the Prometheus mountain and make it erupts.


Many objects, sounds, and decorations to keep you entertained during queue line. Journey to Center of Earth is popular, took me an hour to lining up. There's also a story about the ride, which referred as captain Nemo research basecamp.


The elevator ready to take you to the facility station below! Let the journey begin!
Tips: Pick a seat on right row :D

Even just walk around the park is irresistibly thrilling moment!

Mysterious Island at night.

 3. Mermaid Lagoon


Obviously, this goes after The Little Mermaid. All in all this part only have gentle rides. You should enter the Ariel's Grotto! There will be at least 5 rides inside the Grotto.


The Grotto is not to be missed!

 4. Arabian Coast



Agrabah themed world. Also, as a Moslem I should say they put big efforts to the details, the Masjid architectural is flawless.


SEE HOW THEY DID WITH THE DETAILS?? D:




Alike with the Mermaid lagoon, Arabian coast's rides are not too fully queued up. As a result I was able to try Jasmine Flying Carpet (classic aerial carousel), The Magic Lamp Theater (3-D theater featured with live performance), and Sinbad's Storybook Voyage (dark ride, boat rides throughout awesome moving dolls & various sculptures about Sinbad story).


 5. Lost River Delta



Jungle, Aztec, and ruins. This is where my most favorite ride's in, The Indiana Jones! (ride spoiler) :D It's a very thrilling rides and nausea-free, booyah!
Tips: Just pick the front seat!





Highschooler posing near Indiana Jones ride.



Beside Indiana Jones, Lost River Delta also got a roller-coaster, Raging Spirit (ride spoiler). Didn't take this ride, queue is too long. So, skipped :(


 6. American Waterfront


Truly in love with this part of the park! Resembles NYC or Old Port of Maine, in the golden age of industry. Visited this port at dusk, they just turned all the lights on, giving shimmering illumination all the way you look.


The view to Tower of Terror from electric railway.



TDS Transit Steamer Line, connecting all ports in Disneysea.



Didn't take any ride, night already got down. And Toy Story Mania (ride spoiler) is under maintenance! AGH. This is the last port of my visit, leaving one port, Port Discovery undiscovered :( Sigh. Hopefully next time.

Extra: Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer Island is part of the Mysterious Island, I reached this part at dark, the castle is beautifully lit up.





The ship has cannonball that really hurl smoke with exploding sound effect when you pull the fuse.


Thrill-rides!:
  1. Indiana Jones (ride spoiler), Lost River Delta
  2. Raging Spirit (ride spoiler), Lost River Delta
  3. Journey to the Center of the Earth (ride spoiler), Mistery Island 
  4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (ride spoiler), Mistery Island
These are interesting but I didn't went to:
  1. Tower of Terror (ride spoiler), American Waterfront
  2. StormRider (ride spoiler), Port Discovery
  3. Aquatopia (ride spoiler), Port Discovery
TDS flagship rides:
  1. Toy Story Mania, American Waterfront
  2. Ariel's Grotto, Mermaid Lagoon
  3. Sinbad's Storybook Voyage/The Magic Lamp Theater, Arabian Coast
Basically, pick top 3 rides you really want to go, then choose which has the fastest waiting line between the three, then go down through your list. There's queue time info on entrance square, Mediterranean Harbor.

Transport rides:
  1. TDS Electric Railway, Port Discovery - American Waterfront. (~2.5 min)
  2. TDS Steamer Line, stop at every port, depart from Cape Cod at Lost River Delta. (~13 mins each lap)
Sorry! bad photo :(

After whole day spent for being stunned with the park ornament, decoration, special effects and going crazed by the rides, there's a Disney show, Fantasmic (full show spoiler) live in the Mediterranean Harbor, to end our Disneysea day!

The whole day closed by the Fantasmic show experience was shed my inner child tears, it's almost religious.

Altough all the dialogue and song are in Japanese, the Disney character, lasers, fountains, song, and all the special effects are so ass-kicking, I saw many Americans, whose home to the original California Fantasmic, are so jealous about TDS version of the show, :D
 
Every cent I spent at TDS are goddamn worthed it! Another popular park to visit in Japan is Universal Studio Japan (Osaka) and Fuji-Q Highland (Yamanashi).




Fujiko Museum / Doraemon Museum

Located on the birthplace of Fujiko-san himself, Kawasaki, this museum is dedicated entirely to enshrine all creations from Fujiko F. Fujio. Official website.


The closest station is Noborito Sta., and there's a shuttle bus from station front. Tickets are not sold at the museum, you should buy it days before at Lawson, and there is a specific entry time (make sure you aren't late!).


Dorami statue in front of Noborito sta.


Breezy walkpath, heading to the Museum.


Inside the museum. Interactive site to play, purikura, gacha slot, miniatures, manga corner,
 also a movie theater on the back.

I love the synchoriz-able carry-on tour guide (english available). The tour guide feels like a Doraemon device, haha. There's also some exhibits about Fujiko's working space, an infinity bookshelf, you gotta look closely to see what's going on the museum :)


Beautiful Gian coming from the woodcutter spring.


Doramon fans must be familiar with Fujiko's ambition for Dinosaurs.


Obake no Q-Taro statue on the wall.


Parman (P-man) statue.




Overall, it's a good & nostalgic visit, but they could give more attraction or statue for photo spot. This place still a little bit empty. Another anime-based museum is Ghibli Museum, seems that Ghibli got more pimp and attraction, but you can't take pictures inside.

Cat Cafe

If the place you live allows you to pet kitten at home, you're more fortunate than people in Japan who has to pay to pet and play with a cat. Most apartment in japan are prohibit you to take care on any pets, that's where the Cat cafe idea came and soon hyped.

The popular Cat cafes are might be Calico, Nekorobi, Hapineko, etc, but I was in Kyoto (have leave Tokyo) and still hasn't visit any cat cafe! D: Lucky, I found one with cheap rate too haha it's 500 JPY +tax :'D



Cafe name is Neko Cafe Time, accidentally passed the cafe when going to Fushimi Inari, before you crossed the railway you'll find their sandwich board.


It's a cute little cafe with lots of window, enjoying drink while cuddling cats.


Sleeping cat mustn't be disturbed! Let them be.


Not so many visitor at that time.


My favorite cat, Bob!


He's holding my hand..


..and, the cat kiss! haha




:3 :3




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